[Spellyans] hour

Herbie Blackburn kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 12 12:32:32 BST 2010

In addition:


I have a note saying 'ear' CW 134,

Plus - 'er' MC 37; 'er-na' (for 'that hour') MC 170 & 200.

And - 'ur' OM 101, 307 & 576; 'ur-na' MC 54; 'ur-ma' & 'urow' (pl.) Lhuyd

Lhuyd I believe also has 'owr' and 'ower'.


Don't now how this helps, but someone may see a pattern. Seems a very
variably spellt word, with maybe some distinction merited for the duration
of an hour, as opposed to 'the hour'. This might best be done via a suffix
as per Breton 'eur' & 'eurveth'.






Nicholas wrote:


Eur is spelt <ur> <vr> in the texts and occurs as far as I can see in such
expressions as

pub eur, neb eur, i'n eur-na. In CW it is spelt <eare>. The word also occurs


Why re dueth i'n uer gwelha

may halsough dos BK 1549-50.


Our occurs in 


me a thuk curyn a spern

nep try our adro thu'm pen RD 2554-55


and seems to be a different word.




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